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  • New Orleans Saints, Pelicans ownership in flux after Tom Benson's death

    The likely contentious question over who will inherit Tom Benson's estimated $3 billion fortune -- including the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, his most high-profile and publicly beloved assets -- will be a key issue in the wake of Benson's death at the age of 90. Benson, who died Thursday (March 15), had said he intended to leave the teams to his wife, Gayle Benson. But a long-running family fight over Benson's empire, including the Saints and Pelicans, could reignite in the settling of his estate in court in New Orleans. Details of how Benson decided to pass on his...
  • Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her...

    03/14/2018 9:06:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her underwear because a screening machine detected 'unknown object' in her pants A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Louisiana prison officers ordered her to remove her underwear and show her genitals before she could leave the facility. Donald Nelson, a 48-year-old New Orleans resident who goes by the name 'China,' said in the complaint filed Tuesday that officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola insisted on searching her vehicle after she refused...
  • A restaurant is charging white customers more to highlight racial wealth inequality

    03/11/2018 2:10:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 167 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Greg Evans
    SAARTJ is a pop-up restaurant in the Louisiana city run by local Nigerian chef Tunde Wey who will be charging white customers $18 (£13) extra for their meal. Much like the cafe in Melbourne, Australia which charged a 'man-tax' due to the gender pay gap, SAARTJ is charging an increase to highlight the racial pay gap in New Orleans. In 2013, a study found that the average household income of an African-American in the city was 54 per cent lower than that of a white person.
  • KIPP Renaissance High to be closed Tuesday due to threat

    02/27/2018 6:00:05 AM PST · by BBell · 1 replies ^ | 2/26/18 | Laura McKnight
    KIPP Renaissance High School in the Bywater will be closed Tuesday (Feb. 27) "out of an abundance of caution" after administrators learned of a threat to the school made via social media, school officials said in an announcement Monday night. KIPP Renaissance administrators were notified Monday evening of the threat, according to the statement from KIPP New Orleans Schools. School officials launched an investigation and contacted the New Orleans Police Department, which is also investigating the threat.
  • 8-year-old boy robbed at gunpoint in New Orleans East: NOPD

    02/25/2018 3:03:57 PM PST · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 2/25/18 | Hanna Krueger
    An 8-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint in the Little Woods area of New Orleans East on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 24), the New Orleans Police Department said. The boy was approached by a man who demanded the boy give him his keys, according to a preliminary NOPD report. When the boy refused, the man pulled out a gun and said, "Give me the keys or I will kill you." -snip-A10-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint by three unknown people at 4:19 p.m. on Saturday in the 3000 block of Bruxelles Street near the intersection of Paris Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard,...
  • See the latest piece of NASA hardware built in New Orleans

    02/23/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | Jenifer Larino
    Workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East on Thursday (Feb. 22) rolled out the latest piece of hardware for the nation's new deep-space rocket. Watch the video above to see the piece being shipped out. The piece, a structural test version of the intertank that will eventually be housed in NASA's Space Launch System, was loaded Thursday morning onto the agency's Pegasus barge. The barge, first used during the Space Shuttle program, will carry the intertank to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for testing. Michoud Assembly Facility on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 rolled out the...
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Black Lives Matter activist who took down Confederate flag on TV fatally shot in New Orleans

    02/07/2018 6:15:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/07/2018 | Chandelis R. Duster
    A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines after video of him wrestling a Confederate flag out the the hands of a protester in Charleston, South Carolina went viral, was shot and killed in New Orleans Tuesday. A spokesperson with the New Orleans police department confirmed the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, who went by Muhiyidin d'Baha, to NBC News in an email Wednesday. Police said d'Baha was shot in the thigh early Tuesday morning and transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
  • Black Lives Matter leader fatally shot in New Orleans

    02/07/2018 12:04:20 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-07-2018 | Avery Anapol
    A leader of the Black Lives Matter movement died early Wednesday morning in New Orleans after being shot in the thigh, according to multiple reports. Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, 32, was shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle, police told The New Orleans Advocate.
  • Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha dies after being shot in New Orleans

    02/06/2018 10:53:00 PM PST · by BBell · 34 replies ^ | 2/6/18 | Laura McKnight
    A Black Lives Matter activist from South Carolina died Tuesday (Feb. 6) after being shot in the thigh earlier in the day on Bienville Street in New Orleans, according to the NOPD. The shooting victim has been identified as Muhiyidin Moye, an NOPD spokesman said Tuesday night. Moye -- who preferred the last name d'Baha, according to the Washington Post -- and was called "Moye" or "Moya" by loved ones, was struck by gunfire shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Bienville Street. d'Baha's mother did not want to speak with a reporter when reached by phone Tuesday...
  • 93K pounds of Mardi Gras beads found in New Orleans storm drains

    01/26/2018 1:48:43 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 51 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 25, 2018 | Ray Downs |
    The storm drains of New Orleans got a thorough cleaning over the past few months and among the trash and debris, workers found 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads, city officials said Thursday. The 46 tons of beads were all found in the popular downtown thoroughfare on St. Charles between Poydras Street and Lee Circle, the Times-Picayune reported. While the vast amount of Mardi Gras beads indicate good times were had in the area, city officials said it also means litter needs to be decreased. Overall, the $22 million, three-month clean-up project yielded 7.2 million pounds of debris in city...
  • Out-of-pocket gamblers' fury at victorious Vikings: Last-gasp heroes Minnesota take the knee [tr]

    01/15/2018 6:06:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The Minnesota Vikings’ final act of sportsmanship in their shock victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday cost bettors a lot of money. The Vikings won the NFC Divisional Round game over the Saints on a last-second 61-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. When Diggs ran into the end zone, the clock read 0:00, meaning the game was over. But the rules of football stipulate that even if a team scores a touchdown with no time left on the clock, it still needs to kick an extra point. Diggs’ touchdown gave...
  • Trolls edit Marcus Williams’ Wikipedia page

    01/15/2018 11:57:12 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    247 Sports ^ | January 15, 2018 | James Parks
    Marcus Williams missed the important tackle in the New Orleans Saints’ season, allowing Stefon Diggs to score a miraculous touchdown and send the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game next week. After the game, the amateur editors at Wikipedia had their say. Pro Wrestling Walrus @RasslinWalrus Oh my god, the Wiki trolls already got poor Marcus Williams of the #Saints. 🤣🤣 8:16 PM - Jan 14, 2018 “Easiest tackle in football history?” We’ll leave that to your opinion, but Williams did have the chance to send the Saints to the next round of the playoffs. The Saints’ second-round draft...
  • The Battle of New Orleans, Dec, 1814 - 8 Jan, 1815

    01/06/2018 11:45:25 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 24 replies ^ | 2009 | Thomas Zimmerman
    [British General Edward] Pakenham delayed his main assault until Jan 8, when he had brought up nearly 10,000 men, and planned to attack with about 5,500, keeping the rest in reserve. [snip] The men on both sides knew an attack was planned on the 8th. Jackson, clearly felt that some sort of night attack was coming . Jackson, was awakened by a messenger who arrived from Morgan across the river, requesting more troops. Morgan and Patterson could see some activity by the British on the river and feared they were going to send a large force across the river to...

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Saints season-ticket holder sues for refund over player protests: 'One way or another they'll pay'

    12/13/2017 12:04:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chad Calder
    A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season. Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games. Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when...
  • The City Demolished The Building It Had Just Sold These People -- And Doesn't Want To Pay

    11/27/2017 5:39:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 27, 2017 | George Leef
    In the annals of governmental incompetence and venality, this case is hard to top. Back in October, 2015, Mr. and Mrs. David Garrett bought some property from New Orleans. The city had owned the property since 1998, when it had acquired the land and building from its tax-delinquent owner, Charles Jett. During the following 17 years, the city let the building (a townhouse) deteriorate. The Garretts purchased the property for just $7,000, intending to refurbish it. Over the years, New Orleans officials had initiated several code violations against Jett for the bad condition of the townhouse, failing to recognize that...
  • Lane closures on I-10 high-rise bridge in New Orleans likely to continue after fire damage

    11/22/2017 11:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The New Orleans Advocate ^ | November 17, 2017 | Della Hasselle
    Commuters who take the Interstate 10 high-rise bridge over the Industrial Canal should be ready for continued delays, with two eastbound lanes shut down out of concern for the span's structural integrity, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Friday. Following a large tire fire Wednesday under the bridge on the east side of the canal, crews have shut down two of the three eastbound lanes on the bridge, and the work could continue into early next week. The westbound lanes are open. An overhead traffic camera operated by WWL-TV on Friday showed heavy traffic on the eastbound approach...
  • Saints Criticize Navy Veteran Who Supports Anthem

    11/04/2017 2:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 4, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    The New Orleans Saints have a wonderful 50 year relationship with long suffering fans that have supported the team through mostly losing seasons. Unfortunately, the team is putting that relationship in jeopardy with their asinine position on the National Anthem controversy. For some unknown reason, the team’s management and coaching staff have decided to support the right of disgruntled players to protest alleged social injustice during the National Anthem. In week 3 of the season, ten players sat for the Star-Spangled Banner and since that time multiple players have been kneeling prior to the anthem being played. These stunts have...
  • Saints defend team's support of military after vet declines award

    11/03/2017 11:02:24 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 2, 2017 | MIKE TRIPLETT
    The New Orleans Saints released a statement Thursday saying it is "unfortunate and disappointing" that a retired Navy commander who declined an honor at Sunday's game has been telling media outlets he no longer supports NFL football because of player protests throughout the league before and during the national anthem. "We will not allow Mr. [John] Wells' decision and subsequent media appearances to distract our players and organization from continuing to honor and support our military and veterans," the Saints said in their statement, which stressed the organization's "unwavering 50-plus year commitment to honor, support and recognize our servicemen and...